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Domain Keywords Used to Spot Phishing Sites

Domain Keywords Used to Spot Phishing Sites

Criminals setting up fake domains for phishing are prone to use the same words over and over and spotting those words can help identify malicious sites, according to a new threat detection model from .Words like “update,” “security,” “login,” “billing,” when combined with a legitimate base name — or its misspelled variation — are common indicators of phishing sites, said Andrew Hay, director of security research at San Francisco-based OpenDNS.OpenDNS has assembled a list of these , as well as a list of domains commonly targeted by spammers.The idea comes from algorithms mostly commonly used in fields such as bioinformatics and data mining, and uses natural language processing techniques.

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